Posts for : August 2017

Ronald Acuna Not Getting Called Up? Maybe That’s Good

Jeff Morris – Follow on Twitter John Hart stopped by with Chip Carey and Joe Simpson during Wednesday night’s game to talk about a host of issues. During it, we found out that Ronald Acuna was unlikely to be called up this year. Why not, you might wonder. Acuna is one of the best prospects in baseball and he has a .423 wOBA at Triple-A? Why not bring him up to get his feet wet?…

A Way Too Early Look at Lucas Sims Stuff

Flickr.com One of my favorite parts of new players making their debuts is being able to look at their performances in brand new ways. Because of the technology it takes, several of tools or metrics we use to evaluate players are only available at the major league level. When guys come up, we get to measure what they can do So when Lucas Sims came up Tuesday and made his debut I, being the nerd…

Let’s Talk About Mike Foltynewicz

It’s no secret the Atlanta Braves have hitched their wagon to the back of young pitching. GM John Coppolella has mentioned several times that currency of major league baseball is pitching and if you were paying attention to what was the most expensive asset to acquire at the trade deadline, it’s hard to argue with John’s point. And one of the young pitchers the Braves are highest on is RH Mike Foltynewicz. Folty has basically…

Making Sense of Yesterday’s Roster & Lineup Decisions

G-Braves Media It was already going to be a big day as far as major league debuts go, but the surprising afternoon news of another new addition to the list of players to play in the bigs was a bit confusing at first. The decision to bring Ozzie Albies to the major leagues yesterday was given some context as the day went on. Albies WAS NOT brought to the majors for an injury. He WAS…

Braves Future Begins

We already knew one of the Braves’ better prospects was making his debut tonight as Lucas Sims gets set to start tonight’s game but it looks like that’s not all that’s happening. MLB’s prospect account MLBPipeline just sent this tweet: Ozzie! Ozzie! Ozzie! @Braves No. 2 prospect/@MLB No. 19 Ozzie Albies to make his @MLB debut tonight. https://t.co/nk2vOGrMFY pic.twitter.com/DdsSQwRzBC — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 1, 2017 That’s right 2B/SS Ozzie Albies is set to join…

Transaction Tuesday: Gohara, Touki, Alex Jackson, Slugbauer

It was an extra-busy week in big-time promotions for the Atlanta Braves organization this week. While the trading deadline was a bit of a letdown in terms of transactions, there’s plenty here to cover and much of it is positive. *The moves covered in this edition of Transaction Tuesday cover July 25 to July 31. A number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in the midseason WOW Top 50. Atlanta Recalled: Lane Adams…Another go around…